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    £25.00

    The Crescent Moon. Association Copy, Signed & Dedicated by Brett Young, Francis

    London: Heinemann, 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in a pictorial dw; decorative end papers. Shelf wear to book and dw. Top edge of book dusty. Minor chips to head and tail of dw. Minor and occasional foxing. Presented to Sir Allan Mossop (1887-1965), Chief Justice of the British Supreme Court in China and member of first pioneer family of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa being signed by Jessica Brett Young. Please refer to pictures.


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    CAD $120.00

    OUR LIVING PAINTERS: THEIR LIVES AND WORKS (Association Copy) by [Anonymous]

    London: James Blackwood, 1859. First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's pale orange criss-cross grain cloth w/embossed decorations to covers & gilt design to fr. cover & spine, pale yellow ep.s, 276 (viii) pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear. Printed by M'Corquodale & Co., London & Glasgow. With the signature of Ruthven Todd to recto of fr. ep. Included are essays on the Pre-Raphaelites (D.G. Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais) & many of their early followers (F. Madox Brown, William Dyce, A.L. Egg, J.F. Lewis, J.N. Paton, W.B. Scott, etc.). Binding Fair (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & spine darkened [edges of covers less so] w/small piece chipped from head); contents Very Good (moderate browning to leaves). "Athenaeum" 2 July 1859 pp.22-23 (by F.G. Stephens).


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    $75.00

    The Man Who Owned Vermont by LOTT, Bret

    (New York): Viking, 1987. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in a near fine dustwrapper with spine lightly sunned, flaps lightly age-toned. Inscribed to fellow author Nicholas Delbanco and his wife Elena by the author. Also, Signed by the author on the title page. Author's first novel.


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    $49.00

    Pieces of Time. Peter Bogdanovich On The Movies by BOGDANOVICH, PETER. (Signed)

    New York: Arbor House, 1973. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Bogdanovich to Frank Rasky ( 1923-93) prolific Toronto author, journalist, entertainment and art critic. Very Good in black/white hardcover in a Good unchipped dust jacket, edge creases. Tiny bit of ink underlining from Rasky. Bogdanovich's views on Hollywood filmmaking with intimate views of Jerry Lewis, Bogart, Cary Grant etc. 269p. Excellent Association copy. (p). Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.


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    $65.00

    The Bridge of Change by LOGAN, John

    Brockport, NY: BOA Editions, 1978. Fine/Fine. First edition. Wrappers in dustwrapper. Fine. One of 200 wrappered copies (of a total edition of 300). Nicely Inscribed by the author to another poet.


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    $145.00

    FRUIT OF THE DESERT by Barry, Richard

    NY: Doubleday Page & Co., 1920. [1st printing] 1920. Red cloth; orange lettering on front and spine; 245pp.; frontis. "Lost Race adventure novel set in the American South-West"; Locke, Spectrum I; p. 29. See also Clareson; Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s & Crawford, Donahue, Grant; 333, p. 10. Front hinge starting; small contemporary sticker with #13 on lower spine. Else nice. Association copy - Oswald Train's bookplate on front pastedown.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Association.


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    $75.00

    Bret Harte in California, A Character Study (Association copy) by Kahn, Edgar M.; Wheat, Carl I. (Foreword)

    San Francisco, California: Privately Printed [Designed and Printed by Haywood H. Hunt], 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. [Wilke, William H.]. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 31 p. Inscribed by Printer. Limited edition of 200 copies, this no. 52. A presentation copy by Haywood H. Hunt (designer/printer of this book) to Roy Wilkins, fellow San Francisco printer - in his inscription, Mr. Hunt writes: "To Roy Wilkins / - a Printer (Capital P) / whom I have admired / for more than 40 years - / Haywood H. Hunt / December, 1951". A further bit of interest is provided on the second page of the Foreword, where someone (we presume Mr. Hunt) underlined several words with typographical errors - one printer sharing with another, we believe, the trials and tribulations that come with setting type by hand. This book provides a short look at the life of Bret Harte and his literary influences, ending with Harte's famous poem "Dickens in Camp" which was written in July, 1870, upon his hearing of Charles Dickens' death, and is considered some of his best verse. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in marbled paper boards with a natural linen shelfback, paper label on front board with black lettering, ruled borders in red and black, presentation inscription by Haywood Hunt on the flyleaf (see above), frontispiece by William H. Wilke (unsigned, he is acknowledged in the colophon); octavo size (just under 9" tall), pagination: (i-iv), (1)-25, blank (26), colophon (27). ***CONDITION: Fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the inscription by Mr. Hunt and the typographical underlines referred to above, it is entirely free of prior owner markings. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.


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    $14.95

    Studies on Cenozoic Paleontology and Stratigraphy inHonor of Claude W. Hibbard by Smith, G. & N. Friedland (eds.)

    University of Michigan. PAPERBACK. B000WQIQNU Inscribed presentation copy and association copy. 1975 Museum of Paleontology, The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 8 x 10 inches tall softbound, vi, 143pp. Minor edgewear to covers with bibliographic information noted unobtrusively in pencil at top margin of front cover. Tick marks in black pen to most articles listed on contents page. Inscription of editor, Gerald R. Smith (University of Michigan Paleontologist and Zoologist) to half title page. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright. ~YY~ Association copy: The prior owner, Dr. James A. Jensen (1918-1998) was a Paleontologist at Harvard and Brigham Young Universities from 1956 to 1984 and is credited with naming and describing Supersaurus and Torvosaurus.~YY~ . Very Good. 19xx.


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    $450.00

    The Ten Thousand Dollar Arm by VAN LOAN, Charles E

    Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1912. Very Good. First edition. Name stamp of a camp on front and rear endpapers, both hinges repaired, and the white spine lettering worn away, still an attractive and sound, very good copy. Author's second (of four) collection of baseball stories, aimed mostly at adolescents. Nicely Inscribed by the author to his publisher, Ralph T. Hale: "For the Hon. R.T. Hale, President of a publishing house, kind friend of all authors, sober counsellor to his gloriously potted Highness, F.O.B., and genial letter writer. Long life to you. May you find another Happy Hawkins! Yours, C.E. Van Loan." Happy Hawkins was a successful series of children's books published by Small, Maynard. Sportswriter Van Loan convinced the editor of The Saturday Evening Post to print Ring Lardner's Jack Keefe stories, which he had previously rejected, resulting in the baseball classic You Know Me, Al. McCue p.114.


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    $350.00

    Two Worlds: A Literary Quarterly devoted to the increase of the gaiety of nations. Vol. 1, no. 1 and Vol. 2, nos. 5, 6, 7, 8. (Association copy) by Roth, Samuel (editor)

    New York: Published at the sign of Mocki-Grisball, 1926-1927. . 4to. Original wraps. 5 issues. This group is from the library of the late George Whitsett (1889-1979), who was living in Mill Valley California, after 1945. He contributed 3 poems to the Dec. 1926 issue (Vol 2, No. 6) on p. 170. Loosely is a sheet with manuscript notes by Whitsett.


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    $1,250.00

    Modern French Music by HILL, Edward Burlingame

    Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. Very Good. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Embossed stamp of Virgil Thomson on title page, wear and small tears to cloth mostly along the bottom extremities, else very good. Inscribed by Hill: "To Virgil Garnett Thomson, long-suffering and diligent assistant, his friend, Edward Burlingame Hill. Christmas, 1924." Hill was an American composer, little remembered today, but his influence was great. Among his students at Harvard were Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Roger Sessions, Elliott Carter, and Walter Piston. Although we can find no printed acknowledgment of Thomson in the book, the inscription would indicate that he had a considerable part in its creation.


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    $20.00

    The Square Pegs. Some Americans Who Dared To Be Different by WALLACE, IRVING.(Signed)

    New York: Alfred Knopf, 1957. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author to Frank Rasky ( 1923-93) prolific Toronto author, journalist, entertainment and art critic. Nice Association copy. Stated First Edition. Stories of unusual Americans such as Wilbur Voliva, James Harden-Hickey, George Train, Victoria Woodhull etc. Very Good in blue hardcover in a Good p/c dust jacket, small spine chips, edge wear. 315p (p). Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.


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    $5,995.00

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Association Copy by Darwin, Charles

    London: John Murray, 1861 Third edition [seventh thousand] of Darwin's most famous work, [i]-xviiii, [1]-538 fold out diagram on p 123, 2 pp ads in back, binding ticket for Edmund and Remnant on rear pastedown. Bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid on front pastedown. "Charles Atwood Kofoid [11 October, 1865-30 MY 1947], was an American zoologist known for his collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans which established marine biology on a systemic basis" WIKI article "This book the best of [?] /9/30/68 Frank" written in ink on half title. This copy with bright pages free of foxing. Both hinges strengthened, minor color touch up to two spots, one each on the front and back boards, corners mildly bumped, else very good.


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    $14.95

    LADY IN GIL by Bradley, Rebecca

    London: Vista - Cassell Group, 1997. 288 pp. Inscribed by Rebecca Bradley to well-known book collector, John Anderson, on the title page. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Cover art by Terry Pastor. For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady in Gil has lain hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank, barbarian invaders who have raped the country of its wealth to finance their subjugation of the rest of the civilised world... Infinity said, "Tightly plotted, fast moving fantasy... entertaining, with intelligent credentials, plenty of action and an original approach.". Signed by Author. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Terry Pastor;. Association Copy.


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    $200.00

    Antigas Fazendas de Cafe da Provincia Fluminense [The Old Coffee Estates of the Fluminense Provence] (ASSOCIATION COPY - once owned by Claudio Arrau) by Pires, Fernando Tasso Fragoso; Mercadante, Paulo (Foreword); Jennings, Ralph E. (English Translation)

    [Rio de Janeiro]: Nova Fronteira Memoria Brasileira, 1980. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 125 p. Association Signatures. A little-known work on the great coffee plantations of the 19th century in the area around Rio de Janeiro. Coffee first started to appear in the area around 1760, and by 1822 there were plantations in the area with more than fifty thousand coffee plants, with massive tracts of rainforest being cleared first from the vicinity of Rio and later Sao Paulo for coffee growing. The families owning the plantations built huge homes, some of them almost small castles - one of which, the Parque Sao Clemente had ceilings so beautiful that special reclining chairs were installed so that they could be better admired. This book explores those fazendas, both inside and out, to provide a glimpse into this glittering past. Note: TEXT IS IN PORTUGUESE, WITH ACCOMPANYING ENGLISH TRANSLATION in wraps. ***ASSOCIATION COPY: This volume previously owned by Claudio Arrau (1903-1991), Chilean pianist who is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. ***DESCRIPTION: Quarter-bound in tan cloth with brown lettering over black paper boards with silver lettering, pictorial pastedown on the front board of one of the plantation houses, decorative endpapers of stylized palm trees, Claudio Arrau's signature with the notation beneath "Rio de Janeiro 1981" on the flyleaf, title page in red and black, small tipped-in photograph on the title page, all text in Portuguese, all illustrations being tipped-in colour photographs, drawn map at towards the back showing the location of the fazendas along the Rio Paraiba do Sul; folio size (approximately 13.75" tall), pagination: (i-iv), (1)-121. Accompanying translation in English in black wraps, just over 12.5" tall, 19 pages. Slipcase has a pictorial label on the front, it is covered in the same paper as the book's endpapers, of stylized palm trees. ***CONDITION: Volume overall is in near fine condition, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the front pastedown is as-new and unrubbed, the interior is clean and bright with the only prior owner markings in both volumes being the name written of Claudio Arrau as noted above, and each of the pastedown photographs are in fine condition; some light, stray soil marks on the spine and a small, old dampstain on the bottom edge of the spine, a few of the final pages have some minor rippling from the old damp, else fine. The accompanying English translation is also near fine, with a few shallow creases on the wraps. The slipcase is good only, it appears to have gotten wet at some point as the back is warped and the paper coverings are loose; it is still sturdy although some cracks are beginning to show at the bottom of the box. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.


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    $100.00

    ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER (Ruthven Dean's Copy) by Brown, William Harvey

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. The adventures and observations of an American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland. Frontispiece, 430pp., uncut, illustrated with 32 black and white photographs, two color folding maps at rear. Bound in original green cloth lettered and bordered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. A clean, bright, near fine copy from the library of the renouned ornithologist Ruthven Dean (1851-1934) with his bookplate.


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    $1,750.00

    Letters of Marque by TERHUNE, Albert Payson

    New York: Harper and Brothers, 1934. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly. Mystery surrounding the missing treasure of an old privateer. A Harper Sealed Mystery: if the reader could resist breaking the seal over the final chapter, which solved the mystery, he or she could return the book for a full refund. In this case, the usually broken seal remains intact. Presumably Terhune knew how the book ended, and didn't feel the need. Very uncommon in jacket.


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    £220.00

    Extracts from Letters and Other Pieces. [Elizabeth Fry association copy.] by Jackson, Margaret

    Dublin: Benthan & Gardiner. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with some loss to spine. 1824. First Edition. Brown hardback boards. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). v, 89pp. Dedicated to Elizabeth Fry from her friend Mary Garratt in 1827. .


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    $25.00

    House Wrecking by STOKES, Terry

    Hartford: Bartholomew's Cobble, 1975. Near Fine. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Age-toning, else near fine. One of 200 unnumbered copies of 250 total. Nicely Inscribed by the author to another poet.


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    $2,500.00

    The Natural World [Inscribed Association Copy] by MANGELSEN, Thomas D

    (Omaha): (Images of Nature). (2007). The limited edition of Mangelsen's extraordinary book of 115 panoramic images, chosen from a library of 20,000 images spanning 20 years. With an introduction by Jane Goodall. Copy 63 of 500 clothbound copies, signed by Mangelsen, with a signed and numbered giclee print, also number 63 of 500, of two lions in Tanzania, laid in. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Mangelsen to the author Peter [Matthiessen]: "To Peter -- With fond memories of an evening with you and talking over a glass of wine at my cabin in Moore in 2000/2001, a much too brief encounter. Hope our paths cross again soon -- With love, Tom Mangelsen/ 2013 Oct 21." Horizontally bound folio, 19" x 11". Fine in blindstamped cloth with a photo laid onto the front cover, without dust jacket as issued, in a fine clamshell case, with publisher's original shipping box. Mangelsen was named the 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature's Best Photography; his photograph Polar Dance, of two "dancing" polar bears, was selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers as one of the 40 Most Important Nature Photographs of All Time. A beautiful book, a stunning production, and an outstanding association copy. While copies of the trade edition, and the 2010 reprint, can be found online, we could locate no copies of the limited edition for sale or having been sold at auction. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.


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    $750.00

    OTHERS WHO RETURNED: FIFTEEN DISTURBING TALES .. by Wakefield, H[erbert] Russell

    New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1929.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-274 [275] [276: blank] [277: ads] [278: blank], original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page [275]. Published earlier in Britain as OLD MAN'S BEARD (1929). Collects fifteen stories. "... features several fine studies of supernatural malevolence, two of the best being 'The Cairn' and 'Blind Man's Buff.'" - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1642. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 446. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 14767A. Some light dust soiling to cloth, a tight, very good copy. Formerly fantasy author A. Merritt's copy with his signature on front free endpaper and note in his hand on blank page facing first page of text: "Personal property / of A. Merritt / cherished for reasons / known to himself. / (Do not steal, / lose or forget if / loaned or / borrowed.) / A. Merritt." A nice association copy. (#147328)


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    $100.00

    Ma: Dim Light, a Pause by Ritsuko Hirai

    Self-published, 2008. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. A nice association copy: WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ARTIST RITSUKO HIRAI TO RISD PROFESSOR AND NEW YORK ARTIST RICHARD MERKIN on the front free endpaper. A clean, crisp copy to boot of the 2008 1st edition. Bright and Near Fine in its dark wrappers. Oblong octavo, 110 pgs. A copy of Hirai's Masters Thesis in Textiles at RISD. Signed by Author.


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    $35.00

    The Impressionists by WILSON, Michael

    (Secaucus): Chartwell Books, Inc, 1983. Fine/Fine. First American edition. 192pp., illustrated. Folio. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a touch of rubbing. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn.


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    $1,500.00

    Family Records; Containing Memoirs of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B. , Lieutenant W. Tupper, R. N. and Colonel William De VIC Tupper, with Notices of Major-General Tupper, R. N. to Which Are Added the Life of Te-Cum-Seh, a Memoir of Colonel Haviland Le Mesurier by TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock [1795-1874] & BROCK, Sir General Isaac [1769-1812] subject

    Guernsey: printed and published by Stephen Barbet, 1835. 1st, 2nd issue. Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition, second issue. Presentation copy signed from editor, FB Tupper, on the half-title page plus a printed note death notice loosely inserted in front endpapers with handwritten date (possibly Tupper). 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title. 3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.). Original green pebbled cloth, printed paper label (minor wear at top of spine, label discolored). Scattered light foxing, otherwise, very good condition. A nice association copy in original condition. Association copy, inscribed on the half-title, "Tupper Carey, Esq., with the editor's best regards, Guernsey, 7 April, 1837." [Reverend] Tupper Carey (1823-1897) The biography of a major figure in the War of 1812, General Isaac Brock by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper along with accounts of the military careers of various other members of his family. Isaac Brock began his military career in the early 1790's when he served in Jamaica and Barbados, before moving on to several posts in Europe. In 1802 he went to Canada as a lieutenant-colonel, and he quickly distinguished himself by single-handedly suppressing a dangerous conspiracy among deserters from a detachment at Fort George, the ringleaders of which were executed at Quebec in 1804. In 1810 he was named lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. "Here his energetic example, the confidence reposed in him by the inhabitants, and the ascendancy he possessed over the Indian tribes , at that time under the leadership of the famous Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, proved of the highest value." -- DNB. In 1811 Brock was raised to the rank of major-general, and the following year, upon the outbreak of war with the United States, he was instrumental in the capture of Detroit from General Hull. Brock was mortally wounded in the course of winning the Battle of Queenstown, and he died on October 13, 1812. As first issued, this book contained 218 pp. only. This copy contains a very scarce supplementary section printed in 1836 (pp. 219-234), with a sketch of William Le Mesurier Tupper, who served with the British Legion in Spain and was mortally wounded at St. Sebastian on May 5, 1836. Howes T415 (not noting the supplement); Sabin 97449; TPL 5064. Lande 849.


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    $75.00

    The Sportswriter by Ford, Richard

    New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed association copy to Leslie Westoff (ex wife of critic and author John W. Aldridge) No DJ. Book in Mylar.


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